DENVER – An Erie man pleaded guilty this week to one federal count of parading, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building after entering the US Capitol and staying on restricted grounds on January 6, 2021 .
Logan Grover agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to one count after he was originally charged in May with four federal crimes, including disorderly conduct and violent entry onto Capitol grounds.
Grover’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 2 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He faces up to six months in prison, up to five years probation to follow and a fine of up to $5,000, according to his plea agreement.
Additionally, as part of the deal, he agreed to be interviewed by law enforcement regarding events on and around the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol and to pay $500 in restitution to the Capitol Architect to help pay the $2.7. million dollars in damage caused by rioters that day.
Grover flew to Washington DC on January 4, 2021 to attend former President Donald Trump’s January 6 rally. On January 5, according to the offense report, Grover agreed to sign as part of his plea deal, he posted several messages. to Facebook about his expectations for the next day.
“If you accept the reality that the election was stolen, then [sic] you can’t accept Biden as the new president – and neither can I… that’s why I flew to DC yesterday,” he wrote in a post. “I fought for this nation. Brothers and sisters have lost limbs and lives for this nation. I will not sit idly by while the nation is robbed in a senseless, slow-motion, treacherous insurrection.
In another post that day, he wrote, “I have no interest in violence. Unfortunately, I recognize that violence is very likely. I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow. I’m sure I need to be here.
The Denver Post reports that Grover served in the Army Reserve for nearly 10 years, from 2001 to 2011, and deployed to Iraq in 2004.
Also on Jan. 5, Grover took a photo of himself in front of one of the signs on the Capitol grounds indicating the area was closed. He drove to Trump’s rally the next day, then returned to his hotel, before heading to the area in front of the Capitol that had been breached by others around 2:45 p.m. on January 6.
Outside the Capitol, he took pictures of himself and others, and at around 3:15 p.m. he entered through the east door of the Capitol rotunda, where police were trying to stop people to enter. He and others managed to outrun the officers, according to court documents.
He was in the rotunda with others until about 3:21 p.m. when officers chased them away and left the Capitol building just after 3:30 p.m., although he would remain in the restricted Capitol compound until at shortly after 5 p.m., according to the document.
Grover is one of 15 Coloradans charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot, and several others have traveled there from Colorado or been arrested in Colorado to face federal charges:
- Jacob Clark de Trinidad was arrested in April 2021 on multiple charges related to the January 6 riot. He asked the police to stand down during the attack.
- Glen Wes Lee Croy, of Colorado Springs, pleaded guilty to marching, demonstrating or picketing inside the Capitol in August 2021. He was sentenced in November to 90 days of house arrest as well as 14 days in a community correctional facility. He called himself an idiot.
- Tyler Earl Ethridge of Colorado Springs was arrested in July 2022 in Denver and faces six federal charges for his involvement in the riot. He is a pastor who graduated from Charis Bible College in Woodland Park.
- Robert Gieswein of Woodland Park was arrested and faced multiple charges in January 2021 in connection with the Jan. 6 riot, including assaulting an officer “with a spray can, a temporary barrier and a baseball bat “, according to his arrest affidavit. He remains in custody.
- Logan Grover d’Erie was charged in April 2021 with disruptive conduct in a restricted-access building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and protesting in a Capitol building. He pleaded not guilty. He served in the Army Reserve for nearly 10 years and was deployed to Iraq, according to The Denver Post.
- Thomas Patrick Hamner de Peyton was arrested and charged in November 2021. Videos reportedly showed him fighting with the Capitol and the Metropolitan Police.
- Lisa Ann Homer of Colorado Springs was arrested in November 2021 in Colorado Springs. She faces charges of unlawfully entering the capital, disorderly and disruptive conduct on capital grounds, and marching, demonstrating or picketing a building in the capital.
- Jennifer Horvath of Colorado Springs was arrested and charged in May 2022 on multiple federal charges. She was located after FBI agents linked her to her boyfriend Glen Wes Lee Croy (listed above), who was also arrested, charged and convicted for her involvement.
- Klete Kellera Colorado Springs Olympian, pleaded guilty to obstructing official process after storming the US Capitol in September 2021. He faces 21 to 27 months in prison.
- Avery Carter MacCracken of San Miguel County was charged in December 2021 with assaulting officers during the Jan. 6 riot. He was arrested in Norwood on six federal charges. He was captured on video and in photos fighting with United States Capitol Police officers.
- Patrick Montgomery of Douglas County was charged in January 2021 with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful permission and violent entry and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds. According to an affidavit for his arrest, federal investigators were tipped off by someone who saw Montgomery in photos from inside the Capitol posted on Facebook.
- Daniel Michael Morrissey was charged in federal court in November 2021 with unlawfully entering the US Capitol. He faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or property without lawful authority, knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or property and violent entry and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds.
- hunter palm of Colorado Springs was arrested in May 2021 after entering the office of US President Nancy Pelosi on January 6. He was identified to federal investigators by a family member.
- Jeffrey Sabol of Jefferson County is accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6. A federal judge denied him bail in April 2021. After the attack, prosecutors said he tried to fly to Switzerland.
- Timothy Williams of Trinidad was charged in June 2021 with multiple federal crimes. FBI agents found Williams on videos of the rioters inside the Capitol that day.
Additionally, Rodney Milstreed of Maryland was arrested in Colorado in May 2022 and Lisa Ann Homer of Arizona was arrested in November 2021 in Colorado Springs.
Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., who lives in North Carolina, said he traveled from Colorado to Washington with an assault rifle on January 6. He was charged in federal court in January 2021 with threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and was sentenced to 28 months in prison. prison in December 2021.